June 2006


1907 Exposition , by Don Harrison and Kelly Alder

As 2007 approaches, a fun look back to when the 300th anniversary of Jamestown brought the wolrd to Norfolk.

Grey Navy , by Tom Prunier

A retrospective on the Confederate Navy and where it operated. Plus, a guide to Confederate Navy sites.

Beach Tour , by Jake Denton, Jo Ann M. Hofheimer and Mary Miley Theobald

Beach nightlife, Sandbridge and old houses.

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Carving Out Time , by Jake Denton

Tom Mayes turns out masterpieces in wood.

Yucca’s 101 Uses , by Christine Ennulat

Well, maybe not 101.

Bubbling Crude in Norfolk , by Bland Crowder

Black gold! Norfolk tea!

Standing at the Crossroads , by Don Harrison

Blues society marks the pre-blues.

Return to the Limelight, by Bill Glose

Sheri Reynolds, from ODU to Oprah.

Modern in Virginia , by Katherine Dement and Ann Henderson

VMFA gets new day.


Virginiana | Marshall Field’s Town , by Greg A. Lohr

While the famed Chicago department store’s history is erased and turned into Macy’s, the legacy of Marshall Field’s will live on in Fieldale, the town created around Fieldcrest linens.

Sport | Mud Bath to Mossy Creek , by Beau Beasley

Transforming a muddy river back into a perfect stream can be done.

Dining | Dining Discovery , by Christina Ball

From tapas to wine bars, Norfolk proves a pleasant surprise to a restaurant skeptic.

Food | Ode to Spring , by Christine Ennulat

As the season crescendos to its final flourish, we learn how to hit the right notes in a lunch for six.

Towns | The New Peninsula , by Deveron Timberlake

Instead of the usual passing through, we went overnight to Newport News. Today, there’s more to the town than the shipyard.

Travel | Kiwi Polish , by Jake Denton

This Commonwealth country promises untouched countryside and British architecture.

Home | Reborn , by Ann Wright

The Isle of Wight home of Bill and Shirlie Camp is a model of restrained luxury. We traveled to Holliknoll, where an old house became the center of a spreading horse estate.

Garden | Our State Arboretum , by Paula Steers Brown

Not content to be just a pretty show garden, UVA’s Blandy Station marries popular gardening and serious botany.

Arts | This Summer at Wolf Trap , by Garland Pollard

How diversity means ABBA, and why it is good to put Ziggy Marley and Sinead O’Connor on the same stage. We head to Vienna’s top music hall, where a waltz isn’t on the card.

Design | Still Percolating , by Stephen V. Bird

Historic sign speculators make Virginia’s skylines. While many have been lost, we checked out Roanoke’s H&C Coffee sign and others still alight.

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